You may have recently heard about Grace Groner and her gift to Lake Forest College. As a Lake Forest College staff member, I am truly touched not only by her very generous gift, but also by the way in which this story has touched so many lives. This topic is trending in the top Google searches, shows up on the front page of Yahoo news, was featured on Good Morning, America and the Today Show! Who would have thought that this very small, private, liberal arts College would become known across the country because of such an amazing story?!
I hope that Grace’s story will inspire you to give back to the communities that inspire you. We can’t all donate $7M, but we can certainly give much smaller amounts, or even give our time through volunteer programs.